Alice Robinson




In 1961, a critic described Richard Yates’ most widely read work, Revolutionary Road, as being ‘about the inadequacy of human beings to their own aspirations’. Another wrote that to ‘read Revolutionary Road is to have forced upon us a fresh sense of our critical modern shortcomings: failures of work, education, community, family, marriage … and plain nerve’. Both articulate what is at the centre of Yates’ worldview, and so his writing: a deep, unequivocal belief in the ultimate failure of people to manifest their own dreams, the indifference of contemporary culture to human hope, and hope’s inevitable loss...



Alice Robinson is the author of two novels, both published by Affirm Press. Her debut novel, Anchor Point (2015), was longlisted for the Stella Prize and the Indie Book Awards. The Glad Shout (2019) was shortlisted for an Aurealis Award and The Colin Roderick Literary Award and won the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction. 

Alice earned a Bachelor of Creative Arts at The University of Melbourne in 2004 and a PhD in Creative Writing at Victoria University in 2012, where she was awarded the Vice Chancellor's Peak Award for Research and Research Training.

Alice's stories, essays and reviews have been published widely in literary journals, including in Meanjin, Overland, The Lifted Brow, Kill Your Darlings, The Big Issue Fiction Edition, Fireflies, Arena, The Australian Humanities Review and Australian Book Review


Get in touch

Alice is an experienced public speaker. She has appeared at literary festivals including Adelaide Writers Week, Melbourne Writers Festival and Brisbane Writers Festival, among others.
Alice has developed a lively, passionate and informed creative writing teaching practice over the last ten+ years. She is available to deliver workshops for all levels at your school, institution, library, or for your writing group.
Reading Anchor Point or The Glad Shout for your book group? Get in touch!